The power of video production is now more than ever in the hands (literally) the average smart phone user. Regardless of the mobile devices you own, there are amazing new apps you can download and instantly to use to create videos and market to your audience on your website and social channels. Although video apps may differ from iOS to Android, the fast-evolving segment are apps focused on video recording. Here are 7 of the best video recording apps that you should consider carrying with you on your device.
1) Camera Plus ($1.99)
Camera Plus offers an AirSnap function allowing users to connect two iOS devices: one to use as a remote control while the other device operates the app. This is perfect for getting shots with more than one person in it. Works best when you set up your iPad on a tripod and use your iPhone to snap the pic from several feet away.
2) Magisto (Free)
Magisto is a unique app that stylizes your videos when you’re done recording video and upload it to the Magisto website. Magisto’s algorithms influence the final product’s development. Emotion Sense Technology (coined by Magisto), helps identify emotions of those in the video and, in turn, edits it accordingly to strike the right mood users desire — visually and audibly. The app adds effects to your recording and you get to choose a song to play in your “video.”
3) ProCam ($1.99)
ProCam allows you to record video and snap shots while recording and offers users clear navigation for its photo and video features. After the video is recorded, you can use a number of built in editing components to enhance your videos. ProCam is exactly what is sounds like “pro” and offers features such as steady-cam which prevents shaky shots, spot focus and lock to accurately record your video subject. It even offers the ability to create time-lapse and slow-motion videos.
4) Videon ($4.99)
Videon features multiple high-resolution displays, a sharp zoom-in feature, an adjustable frame rate tool, and video stabilization. This app is designed for advanced video creators. Videon some of the best mobile features available to help you craft professional-looking, branded videos on mobile.
5) YouTube Director (Free)
YouTube Director is an app that was recently purchased by Google and is well-known for allowing small companies and solo professionals to produce stunning videos that effectively promote business. The app allows you to record as much video as you need, trim, slice, and modify your audio and video. The neat thing: YouTube Director is completely integrated with…. you guessed it, YouTube.
6) FiLMiC Pro ($4.99)
FilMiC Pro is a mobile video production app that has won a number of awards including, video app of the year award among others. The app offers a clean, easy-to-use interface with numerous functions, including 4-times zoom, audio metering, and three different shooting modes. Easy social sharing makes seamless to share finished videos to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo.
7) Spark Camera ($1.99)
Spark Camera is a fantastic video recording app from award-winning global design firm Ideo. The app automatically edits clips together, has an easy-to-upload functionality for social media, and allows for musical soundtracks, making it a mobile video creator’s dream.